Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marilena Nardi on the role of satire

From Slowcomix.



Following a controversy over a cartoon considered to be anti-Semitic, the New York Times announced that it would no longer publish editorial cartoons in its' international edition. In the local one, however, the cartoons have already been eliminated for some time.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey" by Rob Rogers

On the IDW Publishing website.


After 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.

In Enemy of the People Rogers writes, “Trump’s open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Counterpoint

From the AAEC website.


A press release from Counterpoint:
We are pleased to announce the publication of Counterpoint, a revolutionary new approach to the publication and distribution of editorial cartoons. 
Our motto: Seeking Truth Through Diverse Perspectives

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Implications of the NYT Ending Cartoons

From NPR.

Rayma Suprani, Venezuela / USA

On NPR Weekend Edition, political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte talks to Scott Simon about The New York Times' decision to stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition.

Transcript:

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Response to "The New York Times" ban on editorial cartoons

Lloyd Grove in The Daily Beast.

Cartoon by Joep Bertrams, Belgium

The New York Times is facing scathing condemnation over editorial page editor James Bennet's decision to stop publishing the daily work of two in-house editorial cartoonists—Patrick Chappatte and Heng Kim Song—in the Times’ international print edition and on its web site.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The end of political cartoons at "The New York Times"

From Chappatte's website.

Cartoon published on the front page of the NYT website on January 8, 2015, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks and won the 2015 Overseas Press Club Award.

All my professional life, I have been driven by the conviction that the unique freedom of political cartooning entails a great sense of responsibility.